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Michelle Waters
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Constantly reThinking English Language Arts...
Constantly reThinking English Language Arts...

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October is a crazy time of year! I thought these stories might help you prepare for Halloween.

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In this age of high stakes multiple choice testing, writing in secondary classrooms has almost become a lost art. Thanks to programs like the Oklahoma Writing Project, which is a site of the National Writing Project established in 1978, teachers from many…

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After three weeks of Oklahoma Writing Project Summer Institute training, a summer spent researching best practices for promoting literacy, and unpacking our new Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts, I am confident that I can lead my…

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Introducing The #ELAOK PLN Lesson Repository

If you’re one of those Oklahoma teachers working diligently this summer to align your curriculum to the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts, stop right now! Oklahoma educator Jennifer Williams has spearheaded the creation of a…

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The 2016 legislative session ended with a lot of big changes for Oklahoma teachers and their students. Not only do we have new English language arts standards, but students will also no longer be required by the state to pass End-Of-Instruction exams…

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Are your student essays as bland and lifeless as a rice cake? Teach them how to add FAT to their essays with Figurative language, Appositive phrases, and Transition words. These techniques will ensure your student’s voices will add spice to those…

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Note: Walt Whitman wrote “I Hear America Singing” in the mid-19th century as an anthem of American and democratic vitality expressed through the labor and ingenuity of its common people. The following poem is my response to Whitman’s celebration and…
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